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Dr MacMillan has a great voice. I felt like she was speaking to me - not reading a script. Excellent articulation and enunciation. I am finding myself listening to this one again and again, from different start points. My friends at work are amazed by how much I now know about this important event in modern history. If Dr MacMillan comes up with another title - I'm buying it. Wish I'd had professors as interesting as her in university...
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I especially liked the small anecdotes Prof. MacMillan inserts in between the events. Her analysis of the personalities involved in the conference together with those anecdotes gives a human perspective to the decisions made in Paris in 1919.
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This book is essential. If you want an understanding of how the world has taken the direction it has, give it a go - understanding the mechanics of WW1 is important, but the political decision s made afterwards are much more so. The author (and narrator) gets her points across welll - the book is well structured, beautifully read and benefits from multiple listenings. A really excellent choice.
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Set of lectures by MacMillan who wrote longer book of the same name. As compelling as it is important to understanding the modern world, especially Europe.
Well set out and well-paced narrative. This filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge.
A brief but very important lecture if you're interested in finding out what created the current world as it is today and understanding why there are ongoing conflicts.
I don't agree with the professor's conclusion but one has to remember the lecture was recorded in 2003 it would be interesting to get an updated conclusion with the benefit of hindsight. I would highly recommend this lecture.